Hard work paying off for Xavier Moore
Xavier represented Kentucky in the Mid-States All-Star Championships at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in 2016 and 2018 and he was also part of the Woodford County High School record-breaking 400-meter relay team at the Region 6 championships at Falling Springs in February 2018. In April, he raced in the Derby Pro series meet at the University of Louisville and won again. Xavier, now 13 recently was high-point winner for the boys' 13-14-year-old age group in the Bluegrass Swim Conference in Berea, where he competed for the Falling Springs Hammerheads. His current swim team is the Swim Pack (Premier Aquatics of Central Kentucky) under Issac Jones who was a former University of Kentucky and Australian National swimmer. "I love to race," said Xavier. "I love how intense the feeling is. In a tight race, the difference can come down to a fingertip length. It's stressful, but I love it. Swimming has become a large part of my life and the early mornings in the pool doesn't bother me. It's something that I want to do. In the short term I'd like to win the Junior National Cup and long term I would love to swim in college and eventually earn a spot on the Olympic team in 2024."